Free CLEP Western Civilization II Exam Practice Questions

  1. By the turn of the 15th to 16th century, the languages predominating in the western hemisphere show which countries performed the most colonization worldwide. Among the following, which includes a country that was not one of these major colonists?
    1. Portugal and Spain
    2. The Netherlands
    3. England and France
    4. None of these
    5. All of these
  2. Which statement is accurate regarding the dominance of world powers in Europe by the 18th century?
    1. France and England had equal dominance over each half of Europe (East and West).
    2. France overpowered England and became the single dominant world power in Europe.
    3. France dominated Western Europe on land, and England experienced naval dominance.
    4. France was overpowered by England which became the dominant power in Europe.
    5. France and England vied for power over Europe, but neither of them was successful.
  3. Which of these statements correctly summarizes the economic philosophy of mercantilism as practiced by Britain, France, and other nations from the 16th-18th century?
    1. A country needed only to access wealth, whose potential was without limits.
    2. A country needed to export as many goods as it could sell to other countries.
    3. A country needed to engage in as much free trade as possible with all other countries.
    4. A country needed to balance its sale of exports with its purchase of imports.
    5. A country needed to focus on buying and selling rather than on colonization.
  4. Among the commodities produced in North America for which Britain and France competed in the 18th century, which of these is least associated with North America?
    1. Furs
    2. Fishing
    3. Rich soil
    4. Sea access
    5. Sugar cane
  5. Among the commodities produced in the West Indies for which Britain and France competed in the 18th century, which of these is least associated with the West Indies?
    1. Cotton
    2. Coffee
    3. Fishing
    4. Tobacco
    5. Sugar cane
  6. To what does the name of the War of Jenkins' Ear refer?
    1. A war between England and Spain in the West Indies
    2. A war fought over a strain of corn grown in the U.S.
    3. A war fought by England and France about Austria
    4. A war in which England and Prussia fought against France and Austria.
    5. A war begun in the American Ohio Valley against the French
  7. Which statement best describes the significance of the American Revolution?
    1. It enabled the formation of a major world power, the United States of America.
    2. It caused considerable additions to the number of people speaking English in Canada.
    3. It produced legal documents expressing major Enlightenment philosophies.
    4. It created a direct influence on the development of the French Revolution.
    5. It accomplished all of these, which all have similar historical significance.
  8. Which is an accurate statement regarding Eastern vs. Western civilizations' respective development in mathematics and science?
    1. The Western world surpassed the Eastern world in these disciplines from the Middle Ages through the 17th century.
    2. The Eastern world surpassed the Western world in these disciplines from the Middle Ages through the 17th century.
    3. The Eastern and Western worlds were roughly equal in these disciplines in the Middle Ages through the 17th century.
    4. The East exceeded the West in these areas in the Middle Ages, but the West had overtaken them by the 17th century.
    5. The West exceeded the East in these areas in the Middle Ages, but the East had overtaken them by the 17th century.
  9. Who was the first scientist of record to posit a heliocentric rather than a geocentric universe?
    1. Ptolemy
    2. Copernicus
    3. Galileo
    4. Kepler
    5. Newton
  10. Of the following choices, which one arranges these early proponents of the scientific method in the correct chronological order?
    1. Leibniz, Pascal, Descartes, Bacon
    2. Descartes, Bacon, Leibniz, Pascal
    3. Bacon, Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz
    4. Pascal, Leibniz, Bacon, Descartes
    5. Bacon, Pascal, Descartes, Leibniz

 


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